Roger Stone: Sending Me To Jail During Pandemic is Like a Death Sentence
In February of this year, Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison on charges that included witness intimidation and obstructing a congressional investigation. Many in Conservative media urged Donald Trump to issue a pardon, but the President has yet to act.
On Friday night, Stone appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show to discuss his looming prison sentence. The former adviser to the President lamented that going to prison during the pandemic is “like a death sentence.”
Judge Amy Berman Jackson had slapped a gag order on Stone after he repeatedly discussed the case on social media. The order was lifted this week, allowing the adviser to appear on Carlson’s show.
The self-proclaimed dirty trickster told the Fox host that he’s been ordered to surrender in two weeks time. “At 67 years old, with some underlying health problems, including a history of asthma, I believe, with the coronavirus, it is essentially a death sentence,” Stone said. “I am praying for justice, I am praying for mercy.”
Carlson, a long-time backer of Stone was more than sympathetic. He told his guest, “Well, of course it is. They’ve already destroyed your life, It’s the most corrupt criminal justice proceeding I’ve ever seen. Bob Dylan should be writing a song about you.”
Watch a video of the interview below, courtesy of Fox News: